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We will work on Probability Concepts.
This adds several more tools for calculating more complex probability probabilities than you have so far. It leads on from Level 2 Probability, overlapping quite a bit but asking more complex problems and asks you to relate your answers much more to the real life context.
You should have at least a scientific calculator. You could do this course if you haven't done Level 2 maths but you really must have done Level 1 Algebra, Graphs and Chance and Data and be prepared for a lot of extra homework to be able to jump a level.
The exam is external and worth 4 credits.
You need to apply probability concepts in solving problems.
This could involve:
Problems are situations that provide opportunities to apply knowledge or understanding of statistical concepts and methods. Situations will be set in real-life statistical contexts.
You need to be familiar with methods related to:
true probability versus model estimates versus experimental estimates (probabilities to be calculated from formulae, a probability distribution table or graph, tables of counts or proportions, simulation results)
Achievement with Merit
Make sure that you can meet the criteria for achievement
You need to apply probability concepts, using relational thinking, in solving problems.
This could involve one or more of:
Achievement with Excellence
Make sure that you can meet the criteria for merit
You need to apply probability concepts, using abstract thinking, in solving problems.
this could involve one or more of: